The Waterside Rollesby - Visitor Centre in Great Yarmouth, Great Yarmouth - Great Yarmouth

The Waterside

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About

The Waterside in Rollesby near Great Yarmouth, is nestled among the stunning surroundings of Rollesby Broad, a triple rated site of specific scientific interest, part of Britain's Magical Waterland. The Waterside is located just 15 miles from Norwich and 7 miles from Great Yarmouth on the main A149 Stalham to Yarmouth Road. We are open 7 days a week, year-round with free admission and parking.

The Waterside Cafe and tea rooms serves morning brunch, a tempting range of homemade cakes and scones, pastries, ice-creams, lunches and traditional afternoon teas. Produce is sourced locally and we use only the freshest ingredients. We believe one of our greatest assets is our magnificent setting right on the Broad where you can enjoy the tranquil views with alfesco dining from our stunning outdoor terrace. You may even spot the resident family of herons.

Our fabulous dining experience is complemented by a range of fun things to see and do. Visitors can enjoy an informative tour on a beautiful Edwardian launch or explore the Broad in our range of hire boats. Fishing is available in season from our self-drive hire boats. There's a children's play area with putting. Binoculars are available for hire to help with spotting the incredible range of wildlife and we have our own Bird Hide overlooking the Broad.

Rowing boats & dinghies

At The Waterside on the banks of Rollesby Broad, self-drive rowing or electric outboard dinghies seating three to six people are available to hire by the hour. Perfect for exploring this quiet stretch of water.

Boat Trip

The Waterside, Rollesby - a boating, wildlife, leisure & dining experience not to be missed! Enjoy a fun and informative guided tour of the Broad on the Edwardian launch 'Gentleman Jim' (approx 30 minutes).

Nature Reserve

The Waterside in Rollesby, Great Yarmouth is a great place to observe the wonderful wildlife that visits the Trinity Broads using the boats, the terrace or from the specially designed bird hide.

Fishing

The Broads hold a wide variety of fish including rudd, bream, roach, tench and several large pike.

Cafe and Tea Rooms

Closed until August. The Waterside cafe and tea rooms at Rollesby, near Great Yarmouth serves morning brunch, a tempting range of homemade cakes and scones, pastries, ice-creams, lunches and traditional afternoon teas.

Bird-watching

The Waterside in Rollesby, Great Yarmouth is a great place to observe the wonderful wildlife that visits the Trinity Broads using the boats, the terrace or from the specially designed bird hide.

Afternoon Tea at The Waterside

Closed until August. Enjoy afternoon tea at The Waterside along with some stunning views of Rollesby Broad. Booking is advisable.

Guide Prices

Free entry

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Property Facilities

  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Target Markets

  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The Waterside, Rollesby, is located just 15 miles from Norwich and 7 miles from Great Yarmouth on the main A149 Stalham to Yarmouth Road.

The nearest railway station is Great Yarmouth, which is 7 miles away.

The Waterside Rollesby

Type:Visitor Centre

Main Road, Rollesby, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 5EF

Tel: 01493 740531

Awards

  • East of England AwardsBroads Quality Charter Gold Broads Quality Charter Gold 2016
  • East of England AwardsBroads Tourism Broads Tourism 2016

Opening Times

* Open daily (except Christmas Day & New Years Day) with free admission and parking.